Success Factors for Effective Implementation of Project Controls in Contracting Companies: A qualitative study
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Project control systems are increasing in importance as more and more projects are being restricted to budgets, schedules and other performance measures. Project controls bring information close to the decision makers in a timely and effective manner so that correct
decisions can be made. Construction is an industry where large scale projects are undertaken and for these projects various project control systems are used to gather information. The project controls systems are implemented stage wise, to meet the demands of large scale construction projects in contracting companies
To investigate the various factors for effective implementation of project controls this research employs a multiple case study analysis, where construction projects are studied for analysis through a questionnaire based approach. Primary data is collected using
questionnaires from selected respondents. Findings are based on qualitative analysis;conclusions are made with respect to findings and the existing literature. The research successfully identified 10 key threshold factors for effective implementation of ‘control
process’. Also the research attempt to identify the characteristics of the control process yielded considerable results. The work would be a beneficial for the practitioners in improving the control process. The theory developed from the research identified similarities between monitoring and evaluation stages.
Key words: Project Controls, Construction Industry, Threshold factors, Key characteristics;
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet , 2008. , 91 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-1503OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-1503DiVA: diva2:141247
SODERHOLM, ANDERS, PROFESSOR
Gällstedt, Margareta, Universitetsadjunkt